Reflections

Hello Howard families! We have had some questions on the process of submitting artwork for the Reflections competition. This is what you need to know to help your student! 
This year the topic is “LOOK WITHIN”. Students may choose any or all of the following 6 options:

  • Visual
  • Arts
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Composition
  • Photography


Your student will complete a project and submit it to the office by the end of the school day on December 16th. 
RULES
Student must have their names clearly printed on the BACK of their projects. Submissions cannot be judged with a name that is visible from the front. 
The entry form must be filled out and submitted with the project. (attached)
The STATEMENT is as important as the art work. (This is a sentence explaining how the piece portrays the topic of “look within”) 
If your student is submitting something that needs to be recorded (Dance, music, film, etc…) Please submit this on a flash drive in an envelope marked with the student’s first and last name. 
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE CONSIDERED! We are on a very strict deadline this year!
if you have any questions please email Bethany Caldarona at bethanycaldarona@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing some amazing projects!

Let it Snow

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It is that time of year again!  Here are a few reminders about recess and line up policy for the winter season.

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As long as the real feel is 20 degrees (F) or above and not actively snowing, students will be going/lining up outside.  The cold does not seem to bother our little ones as much as it does us, the key is to dress them for the weather so that they can still enjoy outdoor play.  Benefits to going outside in winter include:  breathing fresh air, strengthening the immune system, and exercise.  Please see the following websites for information on the benefits of children playing outside in the winter:

https://www.fix.com/blog/keep-kids-playing-outdoors-in-winter/

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/children-winter-cold-health-safety/40982792

https://www.med.upenn.edu/antibiotics/newsletters/2017_5.1_January.pdf

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Children will be allowed to play on the snow provided they have the proper attire.  This includes snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves.  These  items should be worn on a daily basis in the winter to ensure students are appropriately dressed for the weather.  If students are dressed properly, they can enjoy the fun that this season can bring.  Remember layers!

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Let’s get ready for another Michigan winter! Bundle up and warm up the Hot Cocoa 

Let it Snow

Image result for snow

It is that time of year again!  Here are a few reminders about recess and line up policy for the winter season.

Image result for snowflakeAs long as the real feel is 20 degrees (F) or above and not actively snowing, students will be going/lining up outside.  The cold does not seem to bother our little ones as much as it does us, the key is to dress them for the weather so that they can still enjoy outdoor play.  Benefits to going outside in winter include:  breathing fresh air, strengthening the immune system, and exercise.  Please see the following websites for information on the benefits of children playing outside in the winter:

https://www.fix.com/blog/keep-kids-playing-outdoors-in-winter/

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/children-winter-cold-health-safety/40982792

https://www.med.upenn.edu/antibiotics/newsletters/2017_5.1_January.pdf

Image result for snowflakeChildren will be allowed to play on the snow provided they have the proper attire.  This includes snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves.  These  items should be worn on a daily basis in the winter to ensure students are appropriately dressed for the weather.  If students are dressed properly, they can enjoy the fun that this season can bring.  Remember layers!

Let’s get ready for another Michigan winter! Bundle up and warm up the Hot Cocoa Image result for cold smiley face

Goodfellows Fundraiser

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In order to provide students opportunities to work with community organizations and participate in experiences that support efforts to help those that are less fortunate, our Student Council will be participating in the Goodfellows Newspaper Sales on Friday, December 6. Students will be selling the newspapers at all four corners surrounding the school during drop off from 8:20 until 8:40 in the morning. Please help them in their fundraising efforts by dropping a donation in their buckets as you pass by. Thank you in advance for your support!

Reflections

Hello Howard families! 

It’s that time of year again where we start accepting entries for Reflections! Howard has been a part of this program for many years and has been wildly successful in the past I’m sure this year will bring great things for our most creative and expressive Howard Dragons!  If you are not familiar with this program, it is an arts competition where students are encouraged to submit original artworks that are all their own, built around a theme. There are many categories for them to explore among them are dance, literature, photography, music, visual arts and more. This year’s theme is “LOOK WITHIN”. 

We will be having an assembly to introduce this to students who have not participated in years past. 
Here is a quick video if your student is interested in participating. https://youtu.be/XjoCIjwKzUo
The deadline for submissions is DECEMBER 15, 2019, and winners will move on to the district and state competitions. 
Good luck Dragons! We can’t wait to see what you will create! 
For questions or concerns please email Bethany Caldarona at bethanycaldarona@gmail.com

Notes from 11/20 PTA/Parent Meeting

If you were unable to join us for the PTA meeting or NWEA Informational meeting yesterday, below are the presentations that were shared regarding PBIS and NWEA/Read by Third Grade. Thank you for all of those who attended, there were great questions and great conversations. We also discussed and shared ratings from our latest School Improvement Visit and Feedback which were very positive – Go Dragons! We hope that you can join us next time.

Children with Hair Loss

Ponytail Cutting and Howard Elementary School Sing Along

When:  Friday, December 20, 2019 at 1:50 p.m.
Where:  Howard Elementary School’s Gym
What:  We are cutting and collecting hair that is at least 8 inches in length (gray, color-treated, and highlighted is fine).

If you are interested in donating your ponytail, please contact Ms. Schug at Howard.

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